The summer heat is rising incredibly and therefore we have to take precautions to keep our body and mind cool. We have already started taking measures to beat the heat (link of previous blog) and incorporating yoga in our daily routine will prove to be beneficial. But make sure you avoid poses that include inversions, warrior poses, binds and sun salutation poses.
Following are a list of yogasanas that help in cooling your body during this summer heat:
Camel pose or Ustrasana is a backward bend pose that helps in improving respiration and heals the chakras in your body. It improves digestion, blood circulation to the brain and benefits the overall health and wellness of the body to keep your system fit and functioning during summer.
Fish pose or Matsyasana is considered as the “destroyer of all diseases”. Here, the body is stretched out to stimulate the muscles of belly and back and also the organs of belly and throat. Practicing matsyasana prevents fatigue during summer season.
Tree pose or Vriksasana cools your mind and gently strengthens the body to resist the heat. It enhances focus and concentration, while fostering balance and calmness of the mind. Also, this pose relaxes and energize the body to keep a person active and vibrant.
- Baddha Konasana
Too much heat can put your body in stress, practicing Baddha Konasana or bound angle pose alleviates fatigue and lets you live free from discomfort faced during summer season. It helps you feel energized throughout the day, relieving you from fatigue and insomnia.
- Sheetali Pranayama
Sheetali Pranayama or Cooling Breath, gives an immediate cooling effect to your body and balances excess pitta doshas. It soothes and calms inflammatory skin conditions and reduces blood pressure.
Anjaneyasana or crescent pose builds mental focus, balances your body and increases awareness. It opens up the lungs, chest and shoulders, invigorates digestive system and energizes the entire body.